Analyze some traditions that had been claimed to be reported from the Prophet and were exploited in the later political and military struggle.

Each answer must be in detail, answering the question directly, and 3/4 of a page long each.
All arabic words needs to be italicized.

Activity 7.3: Early Collection and the Chain of Transmission

The chain of transmission was an essential mechanism in verifying the traditions, but the first emergence and application of this concept was not coherent. Examine this idea by consulting Kamali, A Textbook of Hadith Studies, Chapter 19, pp. 181-185.

Activity 7.4: The Reliability of Musnad Ahmad b. Hanbal

Form a discussion about the reliability and authenticity of Musnad Ahmad. Consult Siddiqi, HadÄ«th Literature, pp. 46-52 and Dr. Kàzim Tabātabā’Ä«’s Glimpses of Shi’ism in the Musnad of Ibn Hanbal. Find the book online at the following URL:

http://www.al-islam.org/mot/musnad/

Review Question 7.2:

Muslim scholars cite two other musnads of Abū Hanīfah and al-Shāfi‘ī. Form a discussion about the nature of the Musnad Abū Hanīfah and Musnad al-Shāfi‘ī.

Review Question 7.3:

Among the famous musannafs that came down to us was the Musannaf of ‘Abd al-Razzāq b. Humām al-San‘ānī. Form a discussion about the contents and importance of this musannaf.

Review Question 7.5:

We have mentioned before that hadīth forgery and fabrication were revived during the violent political struggle in the early Islamic years. Analyze some traditions that had been claimed to be reported from the Prophet and were exploited in the later political and military struggle.

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